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Month: November 2015

10 Money Saving Tips for a Frugal Holidays!

10 Money Saving Tips for a Frugal Holidays!

Christmas time can just be a crazy time! So many people you want to give gifts to, so many things your kids want, and only so much money to spend in your wallet! What is a person suppose to do? I am here to help you! I use these tips to help me save money at Christmas and still feel good about the holidays. These tips can help you too! 1. Set a budget! I set a budget for each…

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22 Ways You Can Live A More Sustainable Life

22 Ways You Can Live A More Sustainable Life

One of the ways we have tried to be more self-sufficient to live a more self-sustainable life. We try to produce our own food, raise chickens, recycle, reuse what we can, and generally live life without being consumer-driven. It is not an easy life to live all the time, but the pay off is great!One of the things I hate is how much trash we throw away. I know we throw away less trash than most households, but all the…

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Once A Month Shopping Challenge: Month 2 and November’s Meal Plans

Once A Month Shopping Challenge: Month 2 and November’s Meal Plans

Here we are, Month 2 of the Once A Month Shopping Challenge!I tried to be a little more prepared for this month. I have officially made my three planned stops as of yesterday. The first stop was to K-Mart to get:2 bags of dog food2 bags of cat food (grain-free for the cat with a sensitive stomach)1 bag of cat litter1 bottle of shampoo (for me)1 bottle of shampoo/conditioner (for Dane)2 bottles of conditioner (1 for me, 1 for Paige)2…

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I Have A Gun! I Don’t Need Anything Else!

I Have A Gun! I Don’t Need Anything Else!

Have you heard this phrase?“I have a gun! I don’t need anything else!”For someone who believes in being a well-rounded prepper, this phrase really grates on me. Am I anti-gun? Heck no! I believe in having guns for self-defense and hunting. I believe they are a great tool to have when the situation calls for their necessity.For those people who think having a gun is all they need to survive a SHTF situtaion, well…they aren’t thinking clearly. People who think that…

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The Once A Month Shopping Challenge: Month One Update

The Once A Month Shopping Challenge: Month One Update

My first month’s Once A Month Shopping Challenge will be done in just a few days. I will probably go grocery shopping a few days early due to how my budget works and when I get paid. However, I wanted to give you an update so you can see how it is going so far. The successes:I feel like I have been freed from shopping. Really! We have found so many creative solutions to problems like Paige’s Halloween costume. The kids…

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